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F. K. White Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 607 students

 

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Posted February 2, 2014

Everyone that hears about FK White might think its one of the nastiest, sickest schools around. Now, im going to be honest with everyone. It is. But, havent you heard that old saying, Never judge a book by its cover? . Truth is, my school is no different than SJ Welsh. So why are you pointing us out? If our school is so horrible, then why do we have TELC, and 1st place in speech for 15 YEARS.We have kids from foster homes, drug-filled homes, and we even have kids that dont have a home, and we are proud to few one of the few that support education to every child. We TELC kids are NOT goodie-goodies that get spoiled all the time with internet. Lets talk about TELC teachers. These teachers are trying their best to teach us for highschool, giving us pre-algebra instead of 7th grade math. They are giving us early french credits and options we never thought we could ever have. we were learning about greek gods and my teacher, Dr. William Maricle, dressed up as a greek god and did a short play to us. it helped us remember what we learned. Let me get to the point. underneath all of the horrible paint-jobs, broken toilets, and dusty floors, is a home to all the kids that attend.


Posted August 3, 2012

i luv f.k it is a great school everyone is nice sum teachers may sometimes be in a bad mood but they are still great!! Cheerleaders are awesome the lockers are too!! to get through all you have to do is make friends study and don't be messy and then you'll survive:D


Posted April 7, 2011

Our experience with this school has not been great at all. We have dealt with yes teachers telling us that the school was not very good. That they had a hard time with students being out of control, too many in one class and only getting worse. that they themselves would not send their child there. They do not all show up to scheduled conf. or they leave early after telling you what they have to say and not working on anything. They do not return calls in a timely manner even when its about violence occurring. When you are told by employees they think its bad, well that tells you to get out of there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

I go to F.K. White and I was looking forward to coming to this school in 5th grade. I'm in 7th grade now. It has been horrible here, fights, drug, ect. I'm ignored by the coaches because I'm white. This school isn't a quality place. DO NOT SEND YOU'RE CHILD HERE!


Posted April 13, 2010

Okay so I am currently in my 8th grade at this school.I have noticed something while I was here for my 6th-8th grade years. Most of the teachers pick favorites.Some of the teachers let there anger out on the kids.Not physically but if they are in a bad mood they tend to yell alot.I would recommened the school to any kids who didn't care if the teachers liked them and if the kids was worried about their education.They currently have 3 assisant principles and,ofcourse,1 head principle. All in all you can have a great experience it just depends on, who you hang out with, what teachers you get and if you can stay out of trouble.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2009

This school is awesome, you have to work hard to be in a good place at this school, but isnt that what school is? Working hard to achieve? I was a cheerleader at this school 6th-8th grade and co-captain in 8th grade. I loved most of the teachers there. They do care about your grades but they wont do everything for you and thats teaching responsibility. Now i go to Barbe High School i make straight A's and i thank all of my teachers at F.K. They also have an OUTSTANDING choir! I was in choir all my years there and we were supposed to go to San Antonio for festival and everyone paid, but swine flu stopped us from going and that shows us that our principal cares about our education AND our health.(: THIS SCHOOL ROCKS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2009

This school shouldn't be recommend. My grades and behavoir was not acceptable and most teachers did nothing!! Nothing to improve my grades or behavoir. Don't get me wrong there are some great teachers. There are activtys I was on the volleyball team ,but this school needs help. Such as a better Princple, new books and locker, more teachers in some subjects. I will not be going to this school for my seventh grade year. Try a differrnt school like S.J. Welsh.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2009

I attended f.k white for two years and it has some of the best yeachers you will ever find. they all care about the students and want to help each and everyone of them. i truly enjoyed my time there and would recomend this school to anyone.


Posted February 18, 2009

School is doing better, when passports were in play, students were written up for every little thing done wrong, not giving children much of a chance to do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

As a parent we all want what is best for our children in life , F.K. White is a awesome middle school. My daughter and I was very pleased with her education. If you have any question about anything the staff goes out of their way to help you get the answers that you need. There are many clubs that you child can participate in. The teachers encourage it. We were going to put her in S.J Welsh becaus we heard alot of bad things about F.K . but im very gld that she had to go to F.K because she was very happy there. 07-08 wa her last year attending F.K. She was very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

This school is one of the best schools Iv attended. The teachers are great and I learned sooo much! I love that school. You wont find a better middle school.


Posted May 15, 2008

This is the 2nd year that my child is in the TELC program at this school, and it is not what I expected it to be.This program has only been in effect 2 years & there are still many glitches to work out, but it isn't what was presented to the parents.The curriculum is more challenging and faster paced than I imagine other middle schools to be, but we were told that the students would be using personal laptops, graphing calculators and palm pilots.& overall I am disappointed.Bullying is a big problem at this school and it seems nothing can be done about it, though the Princ/Asst Princ try.I don't have experience with any other middle schools, but my child will not be attending FK White next year. I want what is best for my child and I am actually considering a school that is 10 miles away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

This school provides a quality education. Kids from T.S Cooley go to the TELC program. It is a Technonlogy Enriched learning Program where every student gets a laptop and much more. FK. is a very fun school to be at!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2007

well last year i picked these school for my child.at 1st i didn't want them to come here but i am glad i did my child had a lot of truble in scholl with his work but at f.k white my child started makeing a's and b's i would seen my child yo these schiil any day so if your looking for a school i say seen them to f.k whit!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

My son attended this school last year and has one more year. I have another child attending this school for the coming year and I am glad they are going to this school. Last year was a great year for my 7th grader he had attended S.J. Welch his 6th grade year and said he would never go back to that school. The principal, assistant principal's and teachers are awesome. They all care for your child. The entire staff at F.K. White are awesome, they take the time to make sure you understand what is going on at the school and with your child. They welcome you to come to the school anytime and if you have a question about something, they take the time to answer it or find out what you need to know. Overall, I would recommend this school over S.J. Welch any day!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2004

I attended this school for four years, the school overall is a good school, but it has some problems with behavior. Some of the teachers are great but there are a few that are just there because they need the money. But most of the staff is great and very caring.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

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71%

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69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 55% 45%
White 40% 47%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Christopher Fontenot
Fax number
  • (337) 217-4811

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
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  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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1000 East McNeese Street
Lake Charles, LA 70607
Phone: (337) 217-4810

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